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CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 4:00am EST
in the u.s. yesterday. take a look at the bond wall here of course we have an italian auction coming up later and italy's ten year, below 4.5% this morning. so price rising. that yield falling. spain also benefiting. that yield down to 5.2%. bunds creeping back up to 1.4% level. let's key in on currency. the aussie dollar despite the broader risk-on attitude a weaker. dollar-yen moving higher 82.13. and the nikkei is adding to its string of gains throughout the month. euro-dollar rebounding off yesterday's trading session to add 0.1%. let's check in on how the asia trading session went overnight and for more, deidre wong morris joins us from singapore. >> well, it was a very good session over here, as well. headline driven. but a good session on the back of that optimism for fiscal cliff talk. all except this glaring spot of red. shanghai composite finishing lower for yet another session. it keeps falling further and further. doesn't seem that there is anything that policymakers or investors can do to lift sentiment in this market. different story in the hang seng, rebounding up about 1
CNBC
Nov 16, 2012 4:00am EST
the stage for a possible comeback. >>> and president obama meets with top u.s. lawmakers to begin budget talks as the fiscal cliff looms. both sides are digging in their heels on on tax hikes and spending hikes. against all of the political changes we're seeing today, first i want to show you the market action. stoxx 600 is sitting roughly flat, but we've seen interesting trading session where the nikkei really surging to the up side again today. more on that in a bit. take a look at what's happening across europe because after a couple of uglier days in the market, we're seeing something of a comeback now led by technology, retail stocks are also in the green, food and beverages, autos among the sectors dragging on the in-dek. we can take a closer look at the bourses. ibex is down. ftse 100 sam thing, so we'll keep an eye on all these levels as the show progresses this morning. the bond space is where we've been focusing our attention with spain and greece on. spain today seeing prices rise, yields coming down to 5.78%. italy seeing a bit of a rally, too. selloff for britain and bund oi
CNBC
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am EST
the changes could mean. >>> welcome back. take a look at the u.s. equity futures. dow and s&p coming off their worst week since july 4th. you can see they are indicated higher, but maybe not the bounce you might have expected. the dow up 23. >> squawk sports new, texans beating the bears 13-6. foster finished with 102 yards rush and touchdown catch and texans intercepted cutler twice before knocking him out with a concussion. >> no comment about the jets? >> they lost. >> andrew, here's the deal. >> did you see rex ryan -- >> the giants won the super bowl last year. a lot of people have told him he's fat and he should shut up. he's not fat anymore. she just shut up. but sanchez, you brush up against him and the ball goes flying out. >> they've been going back and forth. >> when the giants are the defending the super bowl champions and they got their butts kicked by the bengals and the other game unbelievable is johnny football. texas a and m and alabama, that was unbelievable. alabama number one. texas a and m just joined the sec. and this guy johnny football, you just can't believe the
CNBC
Nov 30, 2012 12:00pm EST
the -- in the u.s. to grand bargain and we see growth begin to accelerate the second half of the year, overall 2 1/2% growth, and the emerging economies continue to come back, we're more optimistic i think, pete, on that happening. we think the combination of the two creates a great underpinning for material -- the material sector in general and that is one reason we're positive on that particular sector. >> this time last year we sat here and every investor and everybody, every manager was wore bitd europe and what it would look like in 2012. i haven't heard you mention europe once in this conversation. >> right. >> are we past the crisis point and past the point where it is a major headwind for the market moving forward? >> we are worried about europe. we think next year at best you see for europe overall zero percent growth with southern europe still in a recession. but we don't -- we think it is stabilized. we think the ecb is forced to do more easing which will put again more of an underpinning under it. but look. we're under weight. we like equities. we like emerging market equities. we're u
CNBC
Nov 15, 2012 1:00pm EST
thought to the findings of the congressional committee on the culpability of jon corzine, the former u.s. senator with respect to the mf global collapse. >> i think it is no surprise that corzine gets all the blame there from republicans. they want to embarrass a guy who's got democratic connections. he was to blame. he made these big bets. the more interesting thing to me is the extent to which it shows that the s.e.c. and the cftc were completely at odds with one another, not in sync, and makes the argument strongly for merging those two. it does make the case more strongly for merging those two agencies. >> thank you very much, ben. we'll talk more about that congressional report in our next half-hour. simon? >>> tyler, in 53 minutes, a major news conference begins in which we're expecting an announcement that bp, british petroleum, is agreeing flou to pay the u.s. government a record fine for the disastrous oil spill in the gulf of mexico. what was it? two years ago. bertha coombs has details. bertha. >> that's right, simon. they will admit guilt and pay the largest fine ever by a u.
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 2:00pm EST
, very optimistic forecast that we will see the u.s. as the world's largest oil producer by 2017. passing russia, surpassing saudi arabia. some critics have said that might be a bit too optimistic. what do you think? how did you reach that conclusion? >> i think this is very, very modest growth we expect in fact from natural states. mainly driven by tight oil, shale oil. if you look at the next years, we expect u.s. shale oil to grow 3 billion barrels per day and this will make u.s. the leader of global oil production overtaking saudi arabia and russia. and at the same time, the natural gas production is also going to increase significantly and as a result of that, we expect u.s. will be the top natural gas producer of the world, around 2015, overtaking russia. >> one of the things that's so key here, you mention unconventionals and the big boom that we're seeing here. but something else that you had in your report that hadn't been mentioned as much is the fuel efficiency that you see helping as well. how much does that contribute to what your forecasts are? >> exactly. when we say that u
CNBC
Nov 21, 2012 12:00am EST
of defense by the very people the u.s. entrusted to run it. >> that's a lot of money. >> it's one of the biggest thefts in history, i think. >> most of the iraqi officials involved, including the former minister of defense, have skipped the country, but we found one of his deputies vacationing in paris. if you went back to baghdad, you'd be arrested. >> uh, no. nobody will arrest me. they will kill me. [ticking] [camera shutter snaps] >> these surveillance photos were taken by undercover police officers while they watched a team of seven south american thieves clean out an old navy store. >> shirts at $22.50, and they got the whole rack. >> when police moved in to make the arrest, they found enough merchandise to fill a room. all taken in less than an hour without anyone inside the store noticing a thing. [ticking] >> we have never seen a problem of this size and magnitude in world history. >> now hang on. in world history. >> there's more counterfeiting going on in china now than we've ever seen anywhere. >> name an american brand. any brand. any kind of product. just name it, an
CNBC
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
economics. back here in the u.s., reports from walmart and target. at 8:30, we get weekly jobless claims. october consumer price index. and the november empire state survey. in corporate news, bp expected to pay a record u.s. criminal penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the 2010 deepwater horizon disaster, a plea deal reached with the department of justice reportedly may be announced as soon as today. reuters says bp will plead guilty in exchange for a waiver of future prosecution on the charges. bp says it is in discussions, but no final agreement has been reached yet. >> fun to have you here today. we do hope mr. kernen get better very soon. he's not normally sick. >> he never calls out sick. so he must be really sick. >> i think there's a flu going around. >> convenient for all of us. i took chips out of his bag yesterday and now i'm -- >> who is the guy sitting in his seat? >> can we get some lie sole over here? >> let's get back to the topic dominating the conversation from wall street to washington right now. of course it is the looming fiscal cliff. we have made it
CNBC
Nov 16, 2012 1:00pm EST
resigning. in a private hearing, he told lawmakers that he believed all along that the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya was a terrorist strike despite how the white house initially portrayed it. of the scandal that led him to resign, petraeus expressed his regret about the circumstances of his departure but said nothing more. simon? >>> two major breaking stories right now impacting the oil market. there's been an explosion on an oil rig in the gulf of mexico off the coast of venice, louisiana. a company called black elk energy operates that rig. reports are that a worker may have cut a line with a settling torch. four people have been rushed to the hospital, two are reportedly still missing. so far we have no reports of oil actually leaking into the gulf. >>> meanwhile, also breaking right now, the u.n. nuclear agency says iran is about to double output of higher enriched uranium. now that is a material that can easily be turned, we're told, into a nuclear warhead. sharon epperson is following the oil impact on both of those breaking stories. sharon, over to you. >> brent
CNBC
Nov 19, 2012 1:00pm EST
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CNBC
Nov 19, 2012 9:00am EST
, this is fascinating. the fiscal cliff issue is a reason for many markets to move in the u.s. it's also big reason in europe and as it overlays several months going back to june with dow jones industrial average, you can see that our market was impacted more by the election but both charts are highly correlated and it's the fact that we are talking potential solutions to our fiscal cliff. melissa lee, back to you. >> thank you very much, rick santelli. just a note here, we're waiting for intel to begin trading again. a delayed open because of news that ceo will be retiring in may. we're awaiting that opening trade. 9:45 eastern time is our latest indication. meantime, will we see a massive correction even if there is a fiscal cliff deal? that's what david shulman is saying. find out why the senior economist is making such a bearish call. brewing job creation. what the folks at sam adams are doing to get food and beverage entrepreneurs a lift. stay tuned. [ male announcer ] introducing the new dell xps 12. part of a whole new line of tablets from dell. it's changing the conversation. ♪ well, havi
CNBC
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am EST
. blankfein writes "there is more than a trillion dollars of cash sitting on balance sheets of u.s. non-financial companies. certain will increase their capital expenditures currently at anemic levels, contributing to a virtuous cycle of jobs and growth." minimizing increases in marginal rates that could stifle risk taking and robust growth. he also stresses the importance of restoring confidence in public finance by implementing spending cuts and revenue increases. in the meantime, dallas fed president richard fisher tells cnbc that the central bank can't do much more to shelter the economy. >> we need to completely reboot tax policy and spending policy. if we have temporary fixes to the fiscal cliff, just push out the envelope of indecision until we have a sense of true direction, and it's time for our politicians to get their act together. >> fisher says he does not view the fed as a safety net. that is certainly a change of perception, one that congress is going to have to figure out pretty quickly along with the rest of washington. >> that it is. there's been a number of interviews
CNBC
Nov 26, 2012 6:00am EST
at the ex-have a dax, up 5%. ftse up nearly 4% in the last week on top of pretty good gains for the u.s. markets as you know between 3% and 4%, as well. so no surprise perhaps today that we're a little bit weaker on the back of those gains. 8:2 just about decliners outpacing advancers. this is how it translates. ftse 100 down half a percent. xetra dax up a quarter. ibex down about half of 1%. a number of things going on in politics as ever. we had regional elections in spain. yields you can see slightly higher, but still well below 6%. now, these regional elections fairly important because we know catalonia has been pushing on on independence. now, it looks less likely we'll get that referendum, but not because people in catalonia are any less eager on a separatist movement. just that they didn't vote for the main guy who is proposing it. they voted for competitor party which is makes it slightly harder in the short term for them possibly to get a referendum going. so eases the pressure in the short term but means there is still a longer term problem there. catalonia is one of those reg
CNBC
Nov 30, 2012 9:00am EST
. china was down. they did have tremendously difficult comparisons. u.s. was also weaker. this was just not a good quarter. >> that's true. >> so ubs goes to neutral and trims estimates and cuts price target from 84 to 73. they say that deceleration is going into q-2. >> yum we're not that crazy about. chipotle. panera is a standout. this has been a terrific group. it lost its luster. entire quick serve contingent has become a place that people are worried about with the exception of highest value. panera. it's a decent stock. >> what's also surprising about what young came out with last month is they were talking about china. they weren't overly cautious about china. at the same time we've been getting better and better data points when it comes to china. economic data has been in fact turning. we haven't seen the stock market in china join and now we're not seeing it in yum. yum had once been the big multinational china play. if yum can't make it work, what other companies will we start to look at? will we look at nike or another multinational with a decent amount of growth from sales
CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
cities but a warning we may head into a recession next year if the u.s. and europe don't solve their fiscal messes. right now the dow industrials a built of a breather down 21 points. >>> meanwhile, 34 days to the fiscal cliff. will a deal be done in time? today, president obama meets with small business leaders to make his case for the possibility of higher taxes ahead. our washington correspondent, john harwood, is here with the very latest. hi, john. >> reporter: hi, tyler. you know, everybody is staking out public positions and trying to drive public opinion their way. the president's been doing that all week. he is doing that with his meeting at 2:30 this afternoon with small business leaders from around the country. he is later going to travel to pennsylvania to make his case publicly, part of what he is saying is that if you adopt his plan on the extension of the bush tax cuts that is for the middle class and not for people at the top that almost every small business owner is going to get a tax cut as a result of that. and republicans are staking out their own position t
CNBC
Nov 20, 2012 9:00am EST
's going on in defense. also, regardless of the fiscal cliff there's cuts. the u.s. government is the world's biggest buyer of software associated with the running of any kind of government. that's another kind of corollary here. a big comment from a lot of people in the defense industry about that yesterday. i think they're the first company to come out and make realistic expectations of what will happen in the next couple of years. back to you. >> okay. thank you. dave cote is the head of the curve on all of this. let's shift to bonds and dollar. rick santelli at the cme group in chicago. rick? >> thank you, jim. everyone is excited about good housing numbers. everybody but the fixed income market. everybody but the equity market. i know there's an hp issue here. however, let's look at the charts. let's put up a two-day chart of tens. clearly you can see we're up about a basis point on the day. if you look on the right side of the chart and look around 8:30 eastern, you can't pick out that we had a good housing number. if you really switch this around a bit, you look at the shorter mature
CNBC
Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
higher, the u.s. dollar is pulling back, and the vix is acting incredibly benign. and i just disagree with what josh just said. i think apple's performing well better than the overall market today. i think if you look at ibm, the ibm story is clearly in tact. the most diversified tech story there is, outperforming the market today. i think there is opportunity in the tech space, unless you believe this is '08 all over again. >> all right. coming up on the half, one home improvement company spiking to its highest level in more than a decade. but is there still more room to the upside. >>> plus, ron johnson and now her shing square's big ackman have made their cases for jcpenney, but should you buying this start-up story? more "halftime" is straight ahead. sometimes investing opportunities are hard to spot. you have to dig a little. fidelity's etf market tracker shows you the big picture on how different asset classes are performing, and it lets you go in for a closer look at areas within a class or sector that may be bucking a larger trend. i'm stephen hett of fidelity investments. the
CNBC
Nov 16, 2012 2:00pm EST
was, life is not exactly what you see. >> john, have you been in touch with the u.s. embassy? >> i have not. >> why not? >> well, i mean what will happen? they will offer me either sanctuary, i'll spend my days living in the embassy like poor julian assange. or when i leave the embassy, i will be nabbed by the police. >> do you believe then they would essentially take the size of the belizean government? >> no at all. they'd do what they were supposed to do, guarantee my safe pass to the embassy, speak to the police and then they walk out. do you think that's going to prevent the police in detaining me? >> john, you're still ostensibly a very wealthy man. why don't you just hire a chopper, couple guys to come in there and get you out of there. why are you so intent on staying? >> this is my home, sir. >> have you given up u.s. citizenship? >> no, sir. >> john, another thing -- what is the message that you'd like to get out there? you are in hiding but you have been talking to us and other media. what is the point of your communications this past week? >> well, i think that the worl
CNBC
Nov 13, 2012 9:00am EST
signs of recovery in if the housing market. jim, 4.2 on global comps. 4.3 in the u.s. frank referring to what he calls a healing in the u.s. housing market. >> he's remarkable. he's correctly been negative when it was right to be negative. he's now positive. i was most concerned that this company would have a big dip right here because there's a lot of companies that are reporting that the last few weeks have been bad because of sappndy. didn't skip a beat. stock was down after a series of headlines that misinterpreted the charge. this one could be off to the races. >> what's interesting about home depot, they didn't outline sandy impact because it would be the pull forward in terms of sales in preparation for the hurricane but the books did close prior to sandy so full impact of sandy won't be felt. color expected on the conference call but that could be a key driver going into the last quarter of the year. metrics on the quarter were good. best ticket growth in four years in terms of ticket size. average ticket 54.50. up 2.9% year on year. even below the surface the numbers were rea
CNBC
Nov 23, 2012 6:00am EST
us a lot about the state of the consumer and the u.s. economy today. so we're turning to one of the most seasoned and respected voices on wall street for help. we have dana telsey. she is our guest host for the next three hours. andrew, i'll send it over to you. >> we begin with a visit to toyland and here is toys r us. it opened its doors at 8:00 last night. and we have toys r us ceo joining us right now from the company's flagship store in times square. good morning. >> good morning. >> so i read a report you you had a big line. what's it been like all evening? >> it's been great. we did have a big line. we're at 44th and broadway.line went all the the way to 45th street and then down 45th all the way to 6th avenue. it was huge. people came in in a real celebratory mood. people ate ice cream, relaxed with their kids. i've never seen a black friday like this before, but 8:00 hour worked really well for families. >> let's talk about sales. how did it go overnight? >> we're just starting. this is 5:00 a.m. on black friday morning. we're really just starting. we have about a b.
CNBC
Nov 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
, accused of pulling off the biggest insider trading scheme in u.s. history. we'll get back to that as soon as we get those pictures in. but obviously we're having a little bit of difficulty doing that. stephanie link, didn't mean to interrupt you. finish your thought. >> no problem. i was just saying the third quarter was much better than the second quarter. and if you look at revenues and advertising and look at payments, they all grew double digits and beat expectations. if you look at mobile ad revenues coming out of the third quarter that are revenue run rate of $1 billion. that legitimatizes the mobile monetization situation, which was the key issue for everybody in this ipo. stocks trading at about 35 times forward estimates, growing earnings about 37%. i think the valuation is attractive particularly given the stock has come down quite a bit. >> you bring up an interesting point. and herb, you called it great for a trade. stephanie link said a good investment. why only good for a trade? >> well, we don't know what the long-term is here. i think she's making the bet that a good inves
CNBC
Nov 21, 2012 6:00am EST
markets closing at 1:00 p.m. eastern on friday. take a look at the u.s. equity futures. the dow is down by about 3 points. the s&p 500 is off by four. the nasdaq down by about 12. because of tomorrow's holiday, you do have the labor department coming out, releasing its weekly jobless claims numbers today. we get them a day early instead of a day late. also today we'll be getting weekly mortgage rates. and freddie mac will report on the weekly mortgage rate averages as well. >> let's talk about the top global market story this morning. it is greece's international lenders, which did not reach a deal, and now they won't be releasing that next bailout payment. nearly 12 hours of talks failed to reach a consensus. the imf and the central bank all going to gather again on monday to try again, but this is not necessarily good news at all. hostess brands will proceed with a plan to go out of business. the maker of twinkies says last-minute talks with the striking workers broke down yesterday, hearing with a bankruptcy judge set for 11:00 eastern time. then we have another string of bad news. >
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 9:00am EST
that that is having on industrials commodities in particular. we have of course seen some optimism on the u.s. budget deal. we're also looking at the uptick in gdp data, but we're also watching some technical levels, we have been in this range of $85, $90 for true value. a moving average for copper, momentum in that commodity as well. gold holding it's own after that decline in the last session. right now we're looking at gold above the 1720 level. we'll also be keeping our eye on natural gas, we'll look at that inventory data. >> back to you. >> thank you very much. >>> as talks over the fiscal cliff continue, you will want to hear what republican senator rand paul had to say about deficit reductions and the controversial norquist tax pledge. >>> also ahead -- >> still to come, with the fiscal cliff getting closer. >> if i was involved in a negotiation like that and everybody was purporting to be where they are, i would say an agreement was reachable. >> former centr [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -
CNBC
Nov 19, 2012 6:00am EST
thanksgiving week, aside from the one disturbance in the central u.s. and the one other area off the carolinas, fairly quiet with the exception of the northwest coastline. that's where we're dealing with a lot of snow and a lot of rain. much of the snow over 7,000 feet. rain especially coastal oregon in some areas 7, 8 inches over the next few days. tuesday, still fairly quiet travel wise. wednesday, that persists in the northwest still remaining one of the trouble spots. thanksgiving, looking pretty good across a good stretch of the country. just a few showers up towards seattle. and as far as the numbers for friday are concerned, looking good there, as well. that may help some of the consumer numbers on black friday. >> why do you have a cool there for thanksgiving? i thought it would be fairly mild here on thursday. i heard low 50s. >> here we are in november, though. so cool, 50s. it's close to the averages. >> all right. just wanted to make sure. i was paying attention. supposed to be sunny and 50s. >> are you going to the parade? >> i'm going to try to go to the parade. we try to go ever
CNBC
Nov 16, 2012 6:00am EST
u.s. equity futures are down by about 21 points. s&p off by 3 1/2. and as we've been talking about daily, the looming fiscal cliff is a big piece of the market story. today barack obama is officially kicking off budget negotiations. at issue is a one-two punch. we have expiring bush era tax cuts and across the board spending cuts both set to hit in january. simpson and bowles with a warning to washington about what's at stake. >> if we get over on the cliff, we don't have a deal, and the market doesn't anticipate that we're actually going to be so stupid as to go over the cliff, then i think you'll see the market really crash and i think you'll see the rating agencies downgrade our credit again, you'll see fitch and moody's join s&p. i think you'll see corporations lose confidence. you'll see them slow down hiring, stop capital xebd churs, capital will go on on strike, it will be a hell of a mess. >> leaders of both parties think it would be to their advantage to go off the fiscal cliff. what a 12 straight that is, that we could win more as democrats if we let it go or we can win m
CNBC
Nov 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
entangled in the mess. he is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, jeep john allen. eamon javers live in washington with details. >> reporter: well this scandal exploded on friday with the resignation of cia director petraeus. that one caught washington by surprise and then within the past 24 hours, the scape dal has got a whole lot big per, as you say, with now the involvement of the top general in afghanistan. let me walk you through who the players r it can be tricky to keep this cast of characters straight in your own mind. the woman at the center of this scandal seems to be jill kelly. she is a tampa socialite who volunteered at the air force base there and had some kind of relationship with jeep john allen involving e-mails. the fbi is apparently received 30,000 pages of e-mails between the two that were potentially inappropriate there. but kelly's relationship, whatever it was, with john allen, apparently also caused some concern with paula broadwell. broadwell is the biographer of general david petraeus, who has admitted now to having an affair with the cia director. that's br
CNBC
Nov 19, 2012 2:00pm EST
. >>> if the u.s. falls off the fiscal cliff, this would amount in an average increase of $3,500 per household. >>> bank of america is up big on an upgrade. >> upgraded to buy from hold, establishing a $11 target. about 17% return from current levels. thinking a drop in operating expenses will more than offset sluggish growth. bank of america up 68% or so year to date. >>> another stoke that is soaring, barclays. >> the all banking first two. goldman sachs adding this to their conviction buy list. a bit of an odd call though. goldman is basing this on their belief that in february at a big meeting barclays is going to announce restructuring of its operations. they're going to restructure, change some groups around. if they do it, goldman thinks it could have a sector leading up side. but they say even if barclays doesn't restructure the stock they believe has nice downside support. >> lowe's trading at 5 1/2-year highs. >> great story. profit 5 cents above expectations. they beat sales forecasts. here's your equation on lowe's. lower costs plus higher sales equals good news. there's your equat
CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 9:00am EST
in the u.s. right now? >> i think you have to look at it a couple different ways. number one is sustainability piece on fuel and foreign oil. electrification will play a major role in the industry whether it is pure or assist like we have in lacrosse and impala here and malibu. widely different applications depending on budget, fuel economy and efficiency. we'll offer a lot of those different alternatives here. the spark we're excited about because this is really -- we're going to really go hard in places like california, austin, oregon, where sustainability is part of the real culture and the thread of the way people live. when you look at the spark and you look at what the performance of a car is, we haven't announced the final range because we're not done certifying it but it will be one of the largest range vehicles and torque is more than a ferrari. >> but the skeptic will look at this and say not that you're supposed to comment on the leaf from a competitor standpoint but you look at the leaf and others and people say is there a market for electric vehicles in the u.s.?
CNBC
Nov 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
when the u.s. is screwing up in europe. >> honda's spending 200 million to make some transmission plans in ohio, they're trying to make north america their main base for manufacturing. >> talk about japanese companies, though. >> panasonic. >> panasonic has a $12 million write off. >> it has to be sharp, sharp, sharp. and they have concerns about their ability to operate as a going concern. they're looking at investments from on high. the china protests are going to work out. >> this is as much as a stiff today, it's a 30-year low. >> these are huge companies, the vhs, beta max work. that's a good point actually. >> these are all the leaders. these were all the leaders that you think about. >> i remember when there was a period in 1998 and 1999 it was a question of who was going to rule the world, panasonic or sony. >> look, we were talking about japan, we'll see whether that proves to be correct. >> now they're nothing, now they're no wrrks now they're dinosaurs. >> we're not saying that apple's going to be sharp. if you think about what you know from the past-- >> is japan off the gri
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Nov 19, 2012 12:00pm EST
monetary initiatives you will have? obviously in the u.s., fomc has to do something to replace operation twist. you look over to japan, you are finally getting chatter that they are going to get real aggressive, stimulus efforts, end could weaken. is it now looking like it is a globally coordinated effort here and just a race to take that currency as cheap as you possibly can get it? >> that's what you are seeing. really a keynesian warfare here across the world. big government is highly inn debt. all of the -- six of the major top ten economies. colossal debt, colossal leverage and they are trying to lever that up at this point. but the mark let fight them. i think it is about trading in -- inflection points. yen has been very, very weak. and as you said, and that's a sign that japan is moving that way. spain -- disturbing in europe in terms of their fiscal cliff, spanish ten years have been massively underperforming italian ten years. that's -- that's really a warning sign for another spain problem in the next couple of weeks. >> in your note today you say short the home builders and s
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Nov 20, 2012 5:00pm EST
claiming the teas contain pesticides in amounts that exceed u.s. regulatory limits. remember, this company was bought by starbucks for not -- a premium, but it was relatively small acquisition for the size of starbucks. what are traders doing on this? >> they are trading a lot of options. traded over 40 times. the average daily volume, the most active were the december 15 puts which were trading for an average price of 50 cents. the important thing here is starbucks is trying to close this acquisition supposedly going to close before the end of the year at 15.5 buck as share. why are people buying 15 strike puts for 50 cents when the stock will be below 14.5 in 30 days? they are betting starbucks might walk away. i don't know that it will happen. i have looked at the report. makes you wonder about your tea. >> mike, you read through the report and came up with interesting stats in terms of you looked at where the tea comes from around the world. >> yes. it's interesting. of course the important thing to remember is that tea is something we import. so you think where do we import it from. t
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Nov 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
in accounting rules between the u.s. and european standards? what about all of things that happened in between the purchase and now? how can you attribute everything you raise as issues to things sprung on you ahead of time? haven't you been running this business for the past several months? >> john, meg whitman is under enough fire if you will because of the recent performance of the company. it doesn't show any signs of a turn-around since she took over. this is another thing she has to answer to, not only the fact she voted to approve the autonomy deal, and now she's the ceo of hp and these accusations thrown back at her from mr. lynch. >> absolutely. meg whitman is not projecting a turn-around for this fiscal year saying she expects to see that in 2014. there's a number of revenue declines and nonexistent margins in a number of businesses throughout the fiscal year. she's in the thick of a turn-around. this controversy all autonomy did not help. >> is there any reason to give hp a look? >> i don't think so. i mean, you've got to get rid of the entire board and meg whitman, i don't think ge
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Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm EST
also. >> you can't lose sight of the fact that abercrombie's u.s. sales were flat. it picked up international. that means the trend is not alive and kicking. i'd be careful. >> i think weiss is down with opp. you hear that music? >>> coming up, is apple the new coke? find out if the hypergrowth story of america's most valuable company is coming to an abrupt end. >>> facebook shares, even as hundreds -- facebook shares soar even as millions of shares flood the market. is this the ultimate buy signal? keep it here for full coverage of president obama's first news conference since being reelected. that starts at 1 p.m. eastern time. in the meantime, we'll go to break with naughty by nature. >>> fast money isn't about a bull market. >> in the blink of an eye, everything changes. >> you have to be able to surround the trade. >> we're doing what we do for a living and we're all together as a team but we all come at it but from a different perspective. >> it's all about moving the odds into your favor. >> it's what drives up the value of the show. >> i am john najarian. i am fast money
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am EST
that hasn't happened since october 2011. u.s. equity futures at this hour actually higher. up by about 65 for the dow, s&p more than 7, and as joe mentioned, the fiscal cliff is still the focus. today treasury secretary tim geithner will be meeting with congressional leaders. first harry reid at about 10:00 and then followed by a session with john boehner, eric cantor, paul ryan and chairman of the house's tax writing ways and means committee dave camp. also lunch with republican senate minority leader mitch mcconnell and nancy pelosi. yesterday a number of high profile corporate leaders met with president obama at the white house, including lloyd blankfein. >> both sides have acknowledge there had is revenue concessions and entitlement concessions. in fact if you listen to it, again, i'm not a master of the political art here, but i would say if you have these point of views in a business context, i would say a deal would be in reach. >> among our guests this morning, we have ron johnson. at the white house today, president obama will host mitt romney for a private lunch. it's their firs
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Nov 16, 2012 9:00am EST
prices here in the u.s. have basically erased this week's losses because of the gains that we're seeing currently in the oil complex. we're also hearing reports about iraqi enjoy saying that arabs should use oil to press israel over gaza. those headlines helping to cause this bid in the oil complex. in the gold market, we've seen steady declines over the last several sessions and now a little bit of stabilization in the gold market. there are concerns based on the world gold council report about demand particularly out of china. we've seen the cme lower margins for gold and silver so that may have an impact on the trading activity from here. carl, back to you at the white house. >> all right. thanks so much. in a half hour from now the president will hold key meeting with top congressional leaders on solving the fiscal cliff. we'll be over this crit aleveic event. both sides of the aisle will be covered. "squawk on the street" is coming right back. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 this morning, i'm going to trade in hong kong. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany. tdd#: 1-800-345-255
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
to be exceedingly difficult going forward for whoever. so if you aspire to be the ceo or the u.s. president this is a really tough one, although i agree with mike, i think at 82 to 80, i'm in. >> i mean, the stock was at a 52-week high a year ago for a reason, and that is the sales were strong. >>> coming up next hour on "mad money," cramer's got a very strong show. it's a secret. we're going to find out. >> a great show. >> always. without a doubt. but in the meantime, stay tuned. [ male announcer ] the markets keep moving. make sure the news keeps coming with thinkorswim by td ameritrade. use the news links breaking stories with possible breakout stocks, options with potential opportunity, futures and forex with in-depth analysis. it's an all-you-can-eat buffet for all things trading. thinkorswim by td ameritrade. it doesn't just deliver news. it's making news. trade commission free for 60 days, plus get up to $600 when you open an account. if we want to improve our schools... ... what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent resear
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